Wednesday, June 20, 2018

MARVEL LEGENDS - Movie Wasp Review !!!

Even though the title says movie Wasp Review, that is not the wording on the packaging . This series is referred to as Ant-Man and the Wasp, in light of the motion picture movie that this character is featured in . This version of the Wasp is supposed to be Hope Van  Dyne , the daughter of the original Ant-Man and Wasp known as Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne . You can read more about this character in this Wikipedia link . Comic book companies in general confuse a lot of people by having multiple characters using the same code name . For a moment I thought all of the Wasps were the same character, but apparently they are not . I purchased this figure of the Wasp at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range . 

If you're having trouble seeing the words in the bio it says " Hope Van Dyne gears up with signature stingers and high-tech wings as the buzzworthy hero, Wasp .

As you can see the Wasp comes with quite a few accessories . Two extra pairs of hands. An alternate unmasked head . Two versions of her back pack which contains the wings. One version the wings are spread out and the other pack is supposed to be where the wings are tucked in . And finally she comes with the head of the build-a-figure Cull Obisdian formerly known as Black Dwarf .
The wings are packaged in a separate clear plastic located behind the Wasp .

I love the helmeted head. I like how you can see her eyes through it and the realistic look of clear plastic for the visor . Too bad a part of the face is sculpted with the helmet. The helmet can not be removed, and because of this there is no mouth or the other unseen facial features underneath the helmet .
Look closely and you'll see a hole in the upper back. That's where the insert for the wings are .
Glad she's not too tall . As you can see she is just a shade under six inches tall .  The previous Wasp Marvel Legend figures, from both Toybiz and Hasbro had a little too much height.

There's a lot to like about this Wasp figure . I really love how the movie stays very close to her comic book look, with not too many alterations to the costume . I really love the gold trimming and how it sort of shines under good light . The realistic face scan / sculpt is like an added bonus in itself . No cartoonish or comic look for this figure' s face . The wings look great too . Speaking of the wings, the upper wings can overlap the lower wings just a little . Now for some comparisons of Hope to the older Marvel Legend Wasp figures .
A look at Hope next to the old Toybiz Wasp .
A look at the two Hasbro Wasp figures along with the old Toybiz one . ( NOTE ) There are also variations of the Toybiz Wasp .

Hope's head on the body of the first Marvel Legend Wasp figure by Hasbro .

Hope next to Hasbro's first Wasp figure . By the way I reviewed the first Hasbro Wasp figure on this site back in 2015 . and just in case you missed the review here's the link to it - .
Above is a look at the Wasp's backpack with the wings tucked in .

The multiple pair of hands allow the luxury of various display options .
One of the best features of today's Marvel Legends , not just this one, is the ability to change a figure's head to another figure's body . Thanks to the ball jointed swivels used on the necks of all figures . Take a look at how Hope/ Wasp looks on the body of the Jessica Jones figure . I reviewed the Jessica Jones figure on this site as well and just in case you missed that review here's the link - .
Another look at that realistic face sculpt. Notice how realistic looking those green eyes are compared to the older Wasp figures . Great job Hasbro !!! 
                                                                 FINAL    THOUGHTS  
(1) ARTICULATION  LIMITS - Excellent all around articulation .

(2) STANDING  ABILITY -  Stands well once you position her ankles at a proper stance.

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - Multiple hands for various display options .  The realistic looking face sculpt.  The gold in her costume. The helmeted head. The wings, and finally the luxury of exchanging either head to other female Marvel Legend bodies .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  THE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - No dislikes .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? -  No improvements needed .

(6) GRADING  SCALE -  A Perfect 10 !!! No flaws .

(7)  FINAL  ANALYSIS -  At first when I purchased this figure, I was thinking of using the extra head as a random unnamed civilian character. That is until I discovered that she is not the same Wasp as the previous two figures . However this figure is still a great add to your Marvel Legend collection.

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